Horsforth Golf Club
09 July 2021
About the Event
First prize donated by SGH Sporting Events a trip to the masters 2022 including flights, 4 nights accommodation, hire car, two rounds of golf & tickets to the last day.
- Better ball pairs event in association with Welcome to Yorkshire.
- Includes coffee and bacon sandwich and on course refreshments.
- Prizes down to third, including hole in one opportunity to win £5000.
- You must be registered to a golf club or have an active WHS handicap to win a prize.
About the course
MacKenzie’s parkland and moorland layout is always presented in good condition and throws up an interesting mix of devilish short holes with some altogether more substantial challenges.
The heathland the course was built on is slowly changing due to tree planting over the last thirty years and a bunker renovation programme is now in full swing, The course was once catchment land for Horsforth water authority, with two of the abandoned reservoirs forming part of the course boundary which makes interesting features along with the jets landing and taking off at nearby Leeds/Bradford airport.
There are challenges from the get-go as golfers have to negotiate a slight incline away from the clubhouse on the opening drive and the hole is protected by a ditch on the right and out-of-bounds on the left.
The short par-four 10th and long closing hole will live long in the memory. The former, at little over 300 yards, offers the adventurous the opportunity to drive the green by taking on a blind shot with out-of-bounds inside the angle of the left-hand dogleg. Those laying up will find even a wedge approach to the narrow ledge of a green a ticklish proposition.
The 18th, meanwhile is close to 550 yards long and plays over the brow of a hill before the s-shaped fairway tumbles down to a green protected by a stream at the front, with the spacious clubhouse providing a fitting backdrop.